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Hooray for Obama's Commie-Care!

There have been lots and lots of message flying around in the
"patriot movement," screaming bloody murder about Obama's Commie-
Care plan. Call your congressman! Write a nasty letter! Stand
around holding a sign! Wildly jump up and down! Pull your hair out!
But between all the "political action" alerts out there, I did see
a few examples of what is a far better idea: "Let the stupid thing
pass, and then ignore it."

Personally, I'm thrilled that Obama's Commie-Care passed. Why?
Because tyrants don't ever back off because you ask them to; they
only back off when their victims resist. I don't mean with votes,
or whiny letters, or insistent phone calls; I mean with
disobedience. And nationalizing a huge chunk of the economy,
basically socializing all health care, might just make a few more
people consider such a thing.

A similar, but less significant, experiment will be the census. And
I'm happy to see that even some well-known folk (like Judge
Napolitano and Walter Williams) are openly advocating non-
compliance. Sorry to those of you who are "politically active," but
the only thing that actually slows down tyranny is when people are
ANTI-politically active--when instead of asking for freedom, they
exercise their freedom "illegally" (i.e., without the permission of
the tyrants). And this census will be a good measure of whether the
American people have started to re-grow a spine. Because the
threatened penalty is relatively small (a fine, no prison time),
and the government demands are so patently idiotic, intrusive, and
pointless--not to mention unconstitutional--even "normal" people
might be able to contemplate refusal to obey. When they open their
mail, look at the form, and think, "Do they think I have nothing
better to do than this?," we might actually see Americans acting
like they believe in freedom, by flinging the stupid thing in the
trash. (I already did, but not before ripping it up, just for the
fun of it.)

The bigger test will be something more significant, like resisting
Obama's Commie-Care. When things get really bad--and they will--and
people's lives start depending upon it, when will people start to
think that maybe they should just find a doctor who will
"illegally" accept cash (or gold or silver) "under the table," in
exchange for "illegally" providing health care? When will the
people start to build an extensive black market in medicine? In
other words, when will people start acting like they have an
inalienable right to be free, instead of wasting their time asking
the tyrants to "legalize" freedom (which has never happened in the
history of the world, and never will)?

The biggest obstacle to this is not fear of punishment. Yes, the
tyrants like to hurt people who disobey their stupid commands, but
that is not the primary problem. After all, the victims of Obama's
Commie-Care will out-number its administrators two-thousand-to-one.
No, the biggest obstacle is the deeply ingrained lunacy that tells
people that they have an obligation to obey whatever stupid
commands the politicians "legislate." Due to their life-long
indoctrination, by parents, schools, and "government," most people
feel bad about disobeying a perceived "authority," even when the
commands are idiotic, or downright evil. (The most important thing
I've ever written--and probably ever will write--is about exactly
that, and will be finished very soon.)

However, though there are still plenty of examples of unthinking,
order-obeying, slavery-praising conformity among a lot of
Americans, there have been signs in recent years that spell big
trouble for the crooks in "government." And no, I don't mean people
"demanding" that their masters "legalize" freedom--which never
works, and is itself a sign of the slave mentality. I mean people
realizing that they don't have any obligation to obey the god-
complex megalomaniacs who wear the label "government," even when
their stupid, unjustified commands are called "laws."

A couple years back, a national poll showed that a lot more people
believed that it's not really bad to "cheat on your taxes," if you
can get away with it. As an aside, the question itself had a heavy
statist message. You can't "cheat" on "taxes" any more than you can
"cheat" a car-jacker by driving away in your own car. "Taxes" are
theft, and you can't "cheat" a thief by keeping what is yours.
Nonetheless, when a majority of those asked thinks that disobeying
the federal extortionists isn't actually immoral (though it may be
dangerous), that spells big trouble for the tyrants.

I've been saying for years that politicians don't mind protests,
movements, elections, petitions, demonstrations, or any other
"political action," except when the legitimacy of their rule is
questioned. In other words, as long as the "national discussion"
consists of the masses asking their masters in "government" for
freedom, the masters are in no trouble. When the masses stop
asking, and start disobeying, that is when the politicians are
doomed. And we are seeing more signs of that now. And as a result,
the desperate American tyrants are trying to paint everyone who
questions "government" as a terrorist--a tactic which is already

There was recently an example of disobedience to "authority" that
was about as dramatic as it gets, when Joseph Stack flew his plane
into the IRS offices in Austin, Texas. But that same day, I heard
about something else that spells even more trouble for politicians.
A Rasmussen poll showed that only about one in five Americans think
that Congress is doing what it does with "the consent of the
governed." In other words, most people realize that the politicians
do whatever they want, don't care what we think or what we want,
and are serving their "special interest" buddies, not the public.
This is important, because the myth of "government by consent" (on
oxymoron if ever there was one) is crucial to the games played by
the control freaks. If people stop falling for the propaganda about
the crooks "representing" us, then the legitimacy of the system, in
the eyes of its victims, collapses. And when that falls, the
tyrants are finished.

It is utterly impossible to control, by brute force alone,
300,000,000 people (especially when a third of them are armed).
Only by convincing the masses that they should be controlled, and
that they have an obligation to obey "government," can tyrants
succeed. As I've mentioned before, the thieves who work for the IRS
are outnumbered a thousand to one by their victims. If most people
didn't believe the bunk about how we have some duty to keep handing
politicians as much money as they want (a.k.a. "paying our fair
share"), the "tax" system would crumble overnight.

So don't be bummed out that Obama's Commie-Care is becoming a
reality. It's a good thing, precisely because it's so bad. With any
luck, the Washington crooks will try to nationalize all industry,
swipe all property, and openly control everyone and everything.
Because what matters is not how people vote, or how much they
complain--what matters is whether they do as they're told, or
whether they disobey those who pretend to have the right to rule us
all. For all the talk about "land of the free," history shows that
Americans will do as they're told unless and until things get
really bad. So be thankful that the U.S. tyrants are getting
impatient and desperate, and stampeding toward totalitarianism as
fast as they can.